09 January 2009

Recipe: Macaroon Kiss Cookies

Macaroon Kiss cookies

This is a long time favorite cookie here in America! Who doesn't love the wonderful synergistic combination of coconut and chocolate?

Ever since Hawaii became an American state this country has had a love affair with their food products like coconut. Europeans especially love the Hawaii hazelnut and use it extensively in their chocolates.


1/3 cup butter, softened

3oz cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons almond extract

2 teaspoons orange juice

1 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

5 cups flaked coconut

Chocolate kisses

Directions: Preheat oven to 350° F.

Cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy.

Add egg yolk, almond extract and orange juice; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt, gradually add to creamed mixture.

Stir in 3 cups coconut. Cover tightly and chill 1 hour.

Shape dough into 1" balls, roll in remaining coconut. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Remove from oven; immediately top with a chocolate kiss. Let cool on a wire rack.

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